SIU senior Jonny Rigby has been recognized as the 2016 ITA/Arthur Ashe Leadership and Sportsmanship Award recipient in the Central Region, the Intercollegiate Tennis Association announced Monday.
The Saluki men's and women's tennis teams finished the MVC Team Championships with several individual accolades, including All-Conference, All-Select, Freshman of the Year and Elite 18 honors.
The Saluki men's tennis team concluded the 2015-16 season and its run at the MVC Championships on Saturday with a 4-0 loss to Drake University. SIU wraps up the season with a 14-5 overall record.
The Saluki men's tennis team came away with a 5-0 sweep against Hartford in the opening round of the MVC Men's Tennis Championship, advancing the Salukis to Saturday's semifinals.
The 2015-16 season was one of the best for the SIU men's tennis team in recent program history. Entering this weekend's MVC team championships as the No. 2 seed, and with a share of the regular-season title, the Salukis are riding on momentum after an impressive regular season.